This week at SEBTS, students were out for their Easter break. For several this meant a quick trip home to see the family, a random adventure to the beach, or the beauty of working on lingering papers. But, for about 15 of our SEBTS and C@SE students this meant a trip to Toronto, Canada.
Our team has been canvasing the city in prayer walks, cleaning and helping out at kid’s clubs, and stuffing eggs for an ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ while partnering with Trinity Life, a church plant there. Although, Toronto is our neighbor and to most it looks very similar to large cities in America, it is foreign. The diversity and beauty of this city can take anyone’s breath away, but the lostness will. There are approximately 6 million people in the metro area in Toronto, yet only one CNBC church for every 167,000 people. The need there is great.
This weekend Trinity Life will be hosting an event to bring the community together for Easter. As a church plant in the city, this is an incredible opportunity to build relationships and share the true meaning of Easter. Much preparation and energy is needed for events like these. Please pray for endurance and smooth sailing as our brothers and sisters live out the Great Commission in the city of Toronto.
Today, Pray for our Team in Toronto:
- Receptivity to the Gospel as Easter is approaching
- Several people would come be involved in the ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ and be open to hearing the truth about Easter
- Students would have boldness in sharing the Good News
- Community involvement would grow and relationships would be built
- Trinity Life planters would be encouraged and continue serving the city well
- For revival in this city
To find out more about how to better pray for Toronto as a SEND city and also the work being done at Trinity Life follow these links:
Facts provided by www.namb.net/toronto/:
|Population in Toronto
6 million people live in
the metro Toronto area.
|CNBC Church-Population Ratio
There is one Canadian National Baptist Convention church for every 167,000 metro Toronto residents.
Statistics are for the Send North America: Toronto focus area. Compiled by the NAMB Center for Missional Research.
The Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern’s Great Commission efforts, helping develop students and faculty members who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. The CGCS serves the Southeastern community in four major areas: academics, research, mobilization, and convention relationships.